Steven D. Beatrice
Energy Solutions Leader
Steven Beatrice leads Boland’s Energy Solutions project development and energy engineering team. Steven has over 27 years’ experience in the building automation and energy management industry, from design and project management of building automation and energy management systems to performing detailed, DOE level building energy modeling for Boland’s energy solutions efforts. Steven has been instrumental in deploying building energy monitoring and analysis solutions for Boland’s broad range of client markets. Boland’s Energy Solutions Team supports the development of Energy Solutions projects by providing site surveys, retrocommissioning support, system design, energy audits and energy analyses.
As a Certified Energy Manager, Sustainable Building Design Professional and LEED Accredited Professional, Mr. Beatrice is instrumental in providing clients with solutions for improving their facilities’ energy performance, carbon footprint and comfort.
Associate Director, Energy & Sustainability Division
DC Dept. of General Services (DGS)
Sam Brooks is the Director of the DGS Energy & Sustainability Division at the DC Department of General Services. In that capacity, Mr. Brooks oversees the government’s energy energy supply and acquisition — a budget of $91M in 2012 — and the group also develops and executes multi-million dollar energy conservation initiatives for the Agency’s 26 million sqft portfolio. Previous to working for the DC government, Mr. Brooks founded a firm that specialized in energy efficiency contracting.
Frederick W. Dougherty
Vice President, Portfolio Technology
Liberty Property Trust
Mr. Dougherty joined Liberty Property Trust in April of 1998 to lead Liberty’s Delaware Valley Property Management department. In 2003 he was selected to play a lead role in deploying advanced technology and energy efficiency design solutions with several or Liberty’s most recognized developments including the Comcast Center in Philadelphia, PA, the Plaza at PPL Center in Allentown, PA; both ULI Awards for Excellence award winners and LEED Gold Certified buildings. His current responsibilities include portfolio telecommunications management and energy management with recent project management responsibilities for Liberty’s Building Wide Area Network (BWAN) energy monitoring and the Department of Energy Smart Grid demand response control initiatives. With over 28 years of significant experience in commercial real estate leasing, development and management business, he is a licensed NJ & PA Real Estate Broker Appraiser, BOMA member, National Association of Realtors member and CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council member.
President, CEO & Founding Chairman
U.S. Green Building Council
Rick Fedrizzi co-founded the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 1997, while serving as the sustainability officer at United Technologies subsidiary Carrier Corporation. In 2004 he was named President and CEO of USGBC, and during his distinguished tenure has tripled its membership, broadened its influence, and cemented its role as a leadership voice in the global sustainability movement. In October 2011, he was elected chair of the World Green Building Council, a coalition representing green building councils in 94 countries.
USGBC is the developer of LEED, the premier green building certification program. More than 182,000 commercial and residential buildings around the world participate in LEED, and 1.7 million square feet are certified every day. More than 184,000 LEED Professional credential holders are engaged in advancing this global movement. Of its many programs, The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is Fedrizzi’s passion, with its goal of every child being in a green school within this generation. Rick Fedrizzi serves on numerous boards and advisory committees, including the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, and the American Architectural Foundation. He is chair of the Scaling Sustainable Buildings Action Network of the Clinton Global Initiative. Among his honors are the Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service from the Alliance to Save Energy, the prestigious Olmsted Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Arents Award from Syracuse University.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Responsible for leading the sales and marketing teams, Michael comes to Digital Lumens with extensive experience in the entrepreneurial and investment worlds, most recently as Managing Director of Sempre Management. Previously, he was a General Partner at Venrock Associates and Atlas Venture, where he served on the boards of start-ups including Boston-Power, Ciclon Semiconductor (acquired by Texas Instruments), CircleLending, WaveSmith Networks (acquired by CIENA Corp.) and Quantum Bridge Communications (acquired by Motorola). Before moving into the investment industry, Michael held marketing and sales positions with New Oak Communications (acquired by Nortel Networks), Shiva Corporation (acquired by Intel) and Cayman Systems. Michael is actively involved in a number of non-profit organizations. He serves as Treasurer and member of the Board of Trustees of the American Repertory Theater, Treasurer and member of the Board of Trustees of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, member of the Ambassador Circle at The Carter Center, and is a member of the Board of the Bedford Education Foundation. Michael holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.
Project Director, High Performance Tenant Demonstration Project
Wendy Fok is project director of the NRDC’s Center for Market Innovation High Performance Tenant Demonstration Project. Prior to her work with CMI she was as the owner’s representative and program development lead on the Empire State Building retrofit for Malkin Holdings, and Director of Design and Construction at Grand Central Terminal with Jones Lang LaSalle. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from University of Texas at Austin and is a Registered Architect in New York State, and a LEED Accredited Professional.
Transwestern Sustainability Services
Meighan Forrer joined Transwestern Sustainability Services in February of 2011 as an Analyst. She provides consulting services to building ownership, property teams and engineers on various LEED rating systems and energy conservation. In addition, she serves as the benchmarking coordinator through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Her responsibilities include site assessments, LEED certifications, energy audits and benchmarking.
Since joining Transwestern, Meighan has worked on over 12 LEED for Existing Buildings: Operation and Maintenance projects, as well as one new construction project. Current LEED Projects are underway in New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C, Georgia, Texas, Wisconsin, and California. As part of the sustainability initiative, Meighan developed national benchmarking standards for the Transwestern portfolio and will provide webinars for regional benchmark training. Past projects highlights include the Gold certification earned at 255 Alhambra Circle in Coral Gables, FL and the platinum certification of Chicago Transit Authority Headquarters. Meighan has also developed the recertification program for Transwestern and served as project lead for the Milwaukee City Hall Facility LEED for Existing Building Recertification. In addition, she worked with Glen Hills Middle School to earn the first LEED for Existing Building certification in the state of Wisconsin. Prior to working for Transwestern, Meighan worked for Spray-O-Bond Company, a historical restoration firm based in Milwaukee, WI. She established the company sustainability initiative and assisted in developing building restoration concepts.
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION / AFFILIATIONS
• Transwestern’s Young Professional of the Year 2011
• LEED AP Operations + Maintenance
• U.S. Green Building Council
• Wisconsin Green Building Alliance – Green Schools Committee
She received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Environmental Studies and Political Science from the University of Vermont.
Director, Business Development for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Greg Fox focuses on the delivery of energy efficiency projects through Constellation’s newest offering Efficiency Made Easy, a product that blends electric commodity and efficiency in competitive electric markets.
During his 23 years at Constellation he has worked on developing utility conservation and load management programs, was instrumental in the development of a district cooling system that utilizes ice thermal storage, developed numerous energy conservation projects and approximately 20 MW of solar projects, was key in the effort to securing the largest direct wind energy purchase by a local government entity and was the lead developer in the first solar project for the State of Maryland Government utilizing a power purchase agreement. He currently serves as the Vice Chair for the National Association of Counties’ Green Government Initiative. Representing Constellation, he previously served on the Maryland’s State Task Force for Facility Energy Management and just recently served on the Maryland Energy Sector Partnership Steering Committee for the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board.
He received his mechanical engineering degree from Georgia Tech and his MBA Fellows from Loyola College of Maryland’s Executive Program where he was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society for business students. Greg is a graduate of Leadership Howard County’s Class of 2006.
Director, Office for Sustainability
Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Elaine Hanson is a seasoned sustainability executive with a strong record of accomplishment managing and developing sustainability & efficiency solutions. She is a former President of 3Com Corporation Canada with substantial product development expertise in silicon valley, (hired by Dr. Robert Metcalfe, Ethernet inventor, 2003 US National Medal of Technology) and is now leading a comprehensive sustainability initiative focussed on deep energy and waste reduction, climate adaptation, curricular & a multi-disciplinary research Center around sustainability, design and visualization. She has a strong understanding of the emerging science, systems thinking and relationships with energy reduction, innovation, technology, cleantech, social media and government policy. She was founder and President of a national non-profit, is on the national steering committee, Canadian University and College Sustainability Practitioners and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency
DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Dr. Kathleen Hogan is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S.Department of Energy, where she oversees a more than $900 million annual energy efficiency policy, program, and research portfolio including industrial, buildings, and vehicle technologies, along with Federal energy management. As part of EERE’s senior leadership, Dr. Hogan helps to oversee $16.8 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding.
Prior to this position, Dr. Hogan served for more than 10 years as the Division Director at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responsible for the development and operation of EPA’s clean energy programs focused on removing market barriers for energy efficiency and renewable energy. These programs included the ENERGY STAR program, programs for combined heat and power and renewable energy, corporate leadership programs, and efforts focused on state clean energy policies. Under her management, ENERGY STAR grew to a national brand for energy efficiency across products, new homes, and buildings. She was also a key convener of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency and has served as a technical advisor on the boards of a number of national and regional energy efficiency organizations.
Earlier in her EPA career, Dr. Hogan developed and managed programs to address emissions of methane and the high global warming potential gases including programs with the natural gas, waste management, livestock, aluminum smelting, and electronics industries. She also worked to address methane emissions in the Russian natural gas system and was an expert contributor on these topics to assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Dr. Hogan has been recognized for her work with a Presidential Rank Award, induction into the Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame of the US Energy Association, and as a contributor to the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Dr. Hogan has a Ph.D. from the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bucknell University.
Vice President, Building Automation
Siemens Industry Building Technologies
Appointed to Vice President, Business Unit Head for Siemens Industry, Building Technologies –Building Automation in June 2010, Dave leads the largest business unit for Building Technologies in the US. Dave joined BT as a National Sales Manager in 1989, and since that time has held several leadership positions with increasing responsibility ranging from Sales Manager and General Manager in Los Angeles, to District Manager and Zone Manager positions in Indianapolis, IN., Detroit, MI., and Chicago, IL. In addition to his business leadership responsibilities with Siemens Industry, Building Technologies, Dave has been the Chicago City Ambassador for Siemens Corporation, USA.
- Siemens Industry, Building Technologies / 1989 to present
- Johnson Controls / 1985 -1989
1985, Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering, Purdue University
Director of Strategic Sales
Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Kate Hunter is Director of Strategic Sales for Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), an energy services company based in Burlington, Vermont that administers the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU) contract for the District Department of the Environment. Ms. Hunter designed and implemented a collaborative account management and engineering approach that is now used in energy efficiency utilities in Ohio, DC, and Vermont that helps businesses invest in energy efficiency as a means to achieving their business goals. She was part of a team that launched the DC SEU.
Before joining VEIC, Ms. Hunter served in various leadership roles with one of the nations’ largest providers of software and consulting services to the healthcare industry.
eSight Energy, Inc.
As President for eSight Energy Inc, Janie has responsibility for growing eSight’s presence in the Americas. Her vision is to continue strengthening eSight Energy’s leadership position as the energy management solution of choice for the Pan-American market. Where the energy industry is in a huge growth phase and technology driven innovation is an essential economic driver, eSight continues to set the standard within the industry for EMS solutions.
Janie joined the eSight Energy Group in 2004, originally operating out of Cambridge, UK. Before taking on her current role at eSight Energy, Jefferies-Freer was the Sales Director for eSight Energy Ltd overseeing teams that serviced the UK and EMEA regions. In 2009 Janie relocated to the US in the role of Group Sales Director based out of Chicago, IL. She was appointed President of eSight Energy Inc in May 2011 where she assumed responsibility for all operational areas for the US company. Janie also holds a position on the Group Board of Directors.
Vice President of Global Operations
Derek Johnson is the Vice President of Global Operations for Building IQ, responsible for delivering a revolutionary Building Management System (BMS) optimization technology platform that automatically drives the HVAC infrastructure to deliver the perfect balance of tenant comfort, energy consumption and energy expense specifically tailored to each client’s goals and infrastructure requirements.
Prior to joining Building IQ, Derek has held diverse leadership roles driving innovation and operations within the advanced building automation, call center, electric utility and facilities management industries for organizations such as Bank of America, PPL Electric Utilities and the United States Air Force. Most notably he served as the Program Director for Bank of America’s intelligent Command and Control Center (iC3) Program, delivering the design, deployment and operation of this ground breaking energy and maintenance management solution. His department delivered world-class remote monitoring, control and data analytics for over 3,000 Banking Centers in 34 states.
During his tenure with these disparate organizations, Derek had the tremendous opportunity to serve his country, community and coworkers, an ideal that he carries with him to every role he has the privilege to deliver.
Derek received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Swarthmore College. He lives in Hillsborough, NJ with his wife and two sons.
President and CEO
Davor Kapelina is the founder, President and CEO of AtSite, overseeing the company’s growth and strategic direction. He has more than 25 years of experience in various sectors of the buildings industry and has guided a wide range of clients with the execution of related strategic initiatives. His expertise and leadership is built on a solid understanding of economics and operational efficiencies that stem from high performing buildings. Mr. Kapelina is active in the local community and has spoken and lectured on carbon management, real estate, energy, and sustainability in a number of forums throughout the country.
Charles B. Leitner III
Chairman, Greenprint Foundation
Chairman, Strategic Value Partners Real Estate
Leitner is Chairman of the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, a nonprofit organization created by a global alliance of leading real estate investors to spearhead the industry’s drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while creating value in property portfolios.
Prior to Greenprint, Mr. Leitner served as Chairman and Global Head of RREEF, the global real estate investment management business currently owned by Deutsche Bank. Leitner joined RREEF in August 1988 after seven years of investment industry experience and became a Partner in the firm in 1996. In 2001 he assumed overall responsibility for RREEF’s U.S. real estate acquisition business. Deutsche Bank acquired RREEF in 2002 and, in 2004, Leitner became the Global Head of RREEF. In that capacity, Leitner led the globalization of the real estate and infrastructure businesses of Deutsche Asset Management under the RREEF brand. Prior to joining RREEF, he was associated with TIAA and GE Capital in real estate finance. Leitner has served as a Director for a variety of real estate entities including Dexus, a listed property trust in Australia, and DB Real Estate Investment GmbH, a German based manager of Global real estate funds. He is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, on the Board of Directors of the Pension Real Estate Association, a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, and a member of the Real Estate Roundtable. Leitner graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he currently serves as a Trustee and a member of the Athletic Board of Overseers.
Equity Operations & Sustainability Director
Principal Real Estate Investors
Jennifer is the equity operations and sustainability director at Principal Real Estate Investors, the dedicated real estate group of Principal Global Investors. She oversees and directs all internal and external operational aspects of the multi-faceted commercial real estate portfolio including investment management processes, organizational administration, property operations, information technology and compliance. Jennifer is also responsible for Principal Real Estate Investors’ portfolio-wide sustainability efforts and is also a member of the Principal Financial Group Sustainability Committee. Jennifer joined the firm in 1995. She received a bachelor’s degree from Drake University and is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Iowa Elevator Safety Board.
Global Director of Education Solutions
Brandy Moore is the Global Director of Education Solutions for Schneider Electric. She is a Certified Energy Manager and Project Management Professional with eight years of experience in the energy management field. She began her career as a technical resource to help them squeeze every last bit of energy savings out of their facilities using a broad range of technologies and working directly with the occupants. Later, she used that experience to help develop behavior modification programs, information dashboards and other solutions to educate and motivate large groups to take on the challenge of the energy dilemma. Today, she helps many of the great beacons of education around the world raise the bar by making their campuses smarter, safer and greener.
Director of Sustainability
ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas
Brad is ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s sustainable efficiency officer for the Americas, and is responsible for the development, implementation and messaging for all sustainable initiatives and activities in North and South America. Brad’s overarching objective is to integrate sustainability and innovation into the organization to improve environmental performance of products and services, develop new business opportunities, and achieve significant cost advantage. As the world’s demographics evolve, and population densities increase, the role of elevators and escalators become an integral part of moving people efficiently and effectively throughout the built environment. His background is in engineering and has over 27 years of experience in disciplines including manufacturing, operations, supply chain, strategy, IT, sustainability and technology. Brad is also part of a global strategy team tasked with developing the sustainable efficiency program that creates a common tactical plan within all global operating units.
Executive Vice President and Corporate Counsel
As a managing partner of APPI Energy, Mr. Payne is responsible for the development and management of APPI Energy’s consulting services, corporate operations, and legal matters.
During the past thirteen years at APPI Energy, Mr. Payne has advised commercial, governmental, institutional, industrial, and non-profit clients providing energy market analysis, energy supply risk management, energy supply contract negotiations, energy supplier due diligence, and review of regulatory markets. Prior to APPI Energy, he worked for twenty years in financial services, corporate management, and investment banking.
A Delaware native, Mr. Payne received a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Wake Forest University in 1978. He then received a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1981 and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, DC in 1983. He has been a member of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia since 1982.
President & CEO
Darlene Pope is President and CEO of CoR Advisors®, an independent consulting firm specializing in intelligent buildings and energy efficiency. Ms. Pope has more than 20 years experience in commercial real estate and technology, including intelligent building solutions, energy management, sustainable building operations, automated business solutions, and advanced telecommunications services. Ms. Pope founded CoR Advisors® in 2009 to serve as a leading educator and trusted advisor to the real estate industry for the integration of technology into real estate management and operations. Under Pope’s leadership, CoR Advisors® has developed an impressive client list, a massive communications network, and a market reach of over 40,000 real estate professionals.
Prior to CoR Advisors, Ms. Pope was the founder and President of CRE Partners, where she spent six years providing advisory services, publishing articles, and teaching educational seminars for the real estate community. In 2005, she joined Realcomm and served four years as a Managing Partner, where she developed and taught Realcomm’s seminars and webinars, served as Editor of the Realcomm Advisory weekly newsletter, and was the Editor-in-Chief of The RealcommEDGE magazine. Ms. Pope is a nationally recognized author and speaker on such topics as intelligent buildings, energy management, green buildings, sustainability, in-building wireless solutions, and other real estate technologies.
Ms. Pope began her commercial real estate career as a property manager for Charles E. Smith Co. in Washington, DC in 1992. Her professional experience also includes Vice President of Real Estate at On-Site Access, Director of Real Estate at Broadband Office, and National Director of the Internet Building program for Kivex/Allegiance Telecom. She is an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), member of the USGBC, and is the President of the In-Building Wireless Alliance (IBWA).
Vice President – Engineering Services
Carlos Santamaria is Vice President of Engineering Services for Glenborough. In this position, he provides technical assistance and is responsible for guiding Glenborough’s management teams with implementing value added measures for all of the company’s assets. Joining Glenborough in 2004, Mr. Santamaria has worked in commercial real estate concentrating in energy efficiency, construction and operational best practices strategically positioning the company as a top performer and leader in energy management and sustainability.
He is Vice Chair of the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) International Energy & Environment Committee, a Board of Director and Chair of the BOMA California Energy Committee, a Steering Committee Member with the Department of Energy (DOE) Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance group and is an Advisory Board Member for the San Francisco City College. Mr. Santamaria also serves as the BOMA China Vice Chair for Energy Management and was named as BOMA China’s Subject Matter Expert (SME).
Mr. Santamaria has a BA in Business from Saint Mary’s College and an MBA from the University of San Francisco. He also holds a California General Contractor license, California Real Estate Broker’s license, holds a RPA Designation and is a LEED Accredited Professional – LEED AP.
Mr. Santamaria is an international speaker as it relates to energy and sustainability implementation, new technologies, operational best practices and DEEP Energy Retrofit successes.
2013 / recognized by the Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) International as having achieved BOMA’s 7-Point Energy Challenge. This award recognizes Glenborough for their portfolio wide energy reduction of 30% as well several other energy reduction practices.
2012 / Transformed Glenborough Portfolio of buildings to be recognized by the EPA ENERGY STAR Program as a Leader in Energy Efficiency improving energy scores to be in the Top 16% of comparable buildings with an average ENERGY STAR score of “84” throughout the portfolio.
2011 / Awarded San Diego US Green Building Council LEED Building of the Year. 2010 / Completed LEED certification project for “The Aventine Office Building” qualified for LEED Platinum certification. This 20+year old building is one of the most energy efficient and sustainable office buildings in the country and has achieved an ENERGY STAR Score of “100” for four straight years.
2010 / Top finisher in first ever EPA National Building Competition for reducing energy. The 1525 Wilson Boulevard building in Arlington Virginia reduced over 2,300,000 kilowatts of energy in 12 months and improved its energy efficiency score from a dismal “46” to Top finishing “96.” This building reduced the most CO2 emissions among all competitors and placed 4th in overall percentage reduction at 28%. This building earned LEED Gold Certification in January – 2013.
Jonathan A. Schein
Penton Commercial Real Estate Group and Sustainability Initiative
Jonathan A. Schein is currently practice leader of Penton’s Commercial Real Estate Media Group where he assumes the stewardship of National Real Estate Investor and www.NREIonline.com and its Sustainability Initiative. National Real Estate Investor, nreionline.com and its suite of other digital products is the leading commercial real estate media brand where all disciplines of commercial real estate meet (multi-housing, retail, industrial, office and hospitality) and its suite of other digital products will continue to focus on retail real estate trends. The Penton Sustainability Initiative is an online energy efficiency and management marketplace designed to increase bottom line revenue.
Channel Director, Major Accounts
Steve Shearson is a 26 year veteran of the energy industry, having worked for industry leaders Equitable Resources, PG&E, Chevron, Strategic Energy and LPB Energy. As Channel Director of Major Accounts with Constellation Energy, Mr. Shearson is responsible for developing and managing strategic partnerships that provide commercial and industrial energy managers, facility managers and executives with innovative programs allowing them to intelligently buy, manage and use their energy.
Steve has a B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State, and a M.S. in Environmental Science and Management from Duquesne University. He is a 26 year member of the Association of Energy Engineers and past officer of the Pittsburgh Chapter, and holds AEE certifications of Certified Energy Manager, Business Energy Professional, Certified Energy Procurement Professional and Certified Sustainable Development Professional. Steve is also a member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), its Corporate Facilities Council, and a life-long resident of the Pittsburgh area.
Mr. Sim is the founder and CEO of Cypress Envirosystems, and is actively involved in developing products to improve existing facilities. He has a passion for low cost non-invasive retrofit solutions, and strongly believes that “green” should be both sustainable and profitable.
Prior to Cypress Envirosystems, Mr. Sim was a Vice-President at Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, working in the Building Automation, Industrial Automation, and Wireless and Sensing businesses. During his 15 years with Honeywell, he has held executive positions in General Management, Strategy, Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Internet Startup founder. He has lived and worked extensively in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Prior to Honeywell, he was a Payload Director at NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston for Space Shuttle mission STS-40.
Mr. Sim is Six-Sigma Black Belt certified, holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Insead in France.
Senior Director of Global Sustainability and Enterprise Initiatives
Mr. Stolatis holds the position Senior Director – Global Sustainability and Enterprise Initiatives at TIAA-CREF, where he has leadership responsibility on the European and Global Sustainability team focusing on sustainability and governance for the entire domestic and international real estate equity investment portfolio encompassing office, industrial, retail and multi-family properties with a total area in excess of 125 million square feet. Nick has earned the Certified Property Manager (CPM®), the LEED® Accredited Professional, and the Real Property Administrator (RPA®) designations. He is a facilitator for IREM’s Course #800, “Ethics in Real Estate Management”, and Course #SRM001, “Sustainable Real Estate Management”, and was an instructor in the BOMI Institute’s RPA designation program, specializing in the “Real Estate Investment and Finance” and “Asset Management” courses offered by BOMI.
TIAA-CREF is a national financial services leader and the premier retirement system for education and research employees, currently with approximately $487 billion in assets under management, including approximately $25 billion in real estate investments.
Senior Urban Planner
National Capital Planning Commission
Diane Sullivan joined the National Capital Planning Commission, the federal government’s planning agency for the National Capital Region, in 2007. Her role as lead sustainability planner focuses on implementing the goals of Executive Order 13514: Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance throughout the agency’s long-term planning initiatives for the National Capital Region, including the agency’s Southwest Ecodistrict Project. Ms. Sullivan previously worked with the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation, managing waterfront projects for the District of Columbia. Prior to this she spent six years working on waterfront redevelopment projects for the Portland, Oregon Office of Planning. She began her career at the San Francisco Planning Department. Ms. Sullivan holds a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Executive Director, Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability
As executive director of the CEES, Scott Tew leads a global group of experts dedicated to integrating best practices for the long-term use of energy and other resources.
His team shapes the future of energy efficiency and sustainability for Ingersoll Rand and the industry, and supports the Ingersoll Rand mission to become the world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments.
The Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand (CEES) supports all Ingersoll Rand businesses and brands and is responsible forward-looking sustainability initiatives to engage
employees, and set processes and policies to reduce resource demand of products, and minimize resource use within company facilities and business practices. Prior to this role with the company,
Scott led high profile programs to advocate for energy efficiency, green buildings and greenhouse gas emissions standards and policies.
Scott holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in environmental science and ecology from Livingston University. He plays key roles in several important groups including: the Alliance to Save Energy; the EDGE Center for Energy and the Global Environment at Duke University; the North Carolina New Schools Energy & Sustainability Council; and the US and India Green Building Councils. In addition, Scott is a contributor to the book Practicing Sustainability released in September 2012.
Director – Government Relations
Andrew Wakefield is Lutron’s Director of Government Solutions. He is responsible for Lutron’s government-focused sales and marketing teams as well as its Washington, DC- based operations. Andrew joined Lutron in 2001 after nine years of active duty as a United States Navy Naval Flight Officer. He started his Lutron career as a member of the Washington, DC sales team, developing lighting control strategies and solutions for numerous federal buildings. In 2005, Andrew was appointed to Director of Lutron’s Home Systems Business Unit and was responsible for the engineering, sales and marketing of the company’s sophisticated total home control systems. Appointed to his current position in 2009, Andrew defines and drives the company’s government-focused product and market development initiatives. A frequently-quoted energy-savings expert and author of several magazine articles, Andrew is active on the Coalition for Government Procurement’s Green and Public Building Committees and serves as a Commander in the United States Navy Reserves.
HR&A Advisors, Inc.
Stockton Williams joined HR&A in January 2012 as a Principal in the Washington, DC office. He advises nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and private sector leaders on the economic development opportunities at the intersection of environmental sustainability and urban revitalization. Stockton brings nearly 20 years’ experience in public policy, organizational strategy, and triple bottom line financing. He has served in a senior capacity in the federal government, national community development, and national philanthropy.
Stockton is currently leading HR&A’s engagement with the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) to create the SW Ecodistrict – which aims to redevelop 110 acres in Washington DC into a highly sustainable mixed-use community – guiding NCPC and other stakeholders on the economics, development phasing, and financing options for the project.
Other current and recent engagements include advising leading national nonprofits and state and local agencies implementing innovative clean energy and energy efficiency solutions, including: Arlington County, VA’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent; the Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority and Los Angeles County, CA each (the latter on behalf of The Energy Coalition) on market opportunities and strategy for energy efficiency financing; and the Environmental Defense Fund and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships each on new strategic initiatives.
Stockton also advises affordable housing and community development organizations on efforts to expand opportunity for lower-income families. He recently advised DC Housing on organizational options for managing the agency’s development activities and is currently assisting Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future and Enterprise Community Partners in developing joint venture business opportunities.
Stockton previously served as a Senior Advisor on urban policy and sustainability at the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
He has also served in senior leadership positions in national philanthropy, as Senior Advisor and Director of Green Economy Initiatives at Living Cities, and in community development, as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Enterprise Community Partners.
Stockton holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Princeton University. He has written and spoken widely on environmental sustainability and development and served on the boards of several real estate, housing, and energy organizations.